The Hateful Eight (2015)

The Hateful Eight – No one comes up here without a damn good reason.


Kurt Russell—————————————————————————————————-John “The Hangman” Ruth
Samuel L. Jackson———————————————————————————————Major Marquis Warren
Jennifer Jason Leigh——————————————————————————————Daisy Domergue
Walter Goggins————————————————————————————————Sheriff Chris Mannix
Tim Roth——————————————————————————————————-Oswaldo Mobray
Michael Madsen———————————————————————————————–Joe Gage
Bruce Dern—————————————————————————————————–General Sandy Smithers
Channing Tatum———————————————————————————————-Jody

Directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino.

The Hateful Eight tells the story of a bounty hunter named John Ruth (Russell) known as The Hangman bringing a criminal named Daisy Domergue (Leigh) to justice in the town of Red Rock. They are in Wyoming in a stage coach just in front of a blizzard. They encounter two travellers Major Marquis Warren (Jackson) and Sheriff Chris Mannix (Goggins). They both get on the stage coach and they stop at Minnie’s Haberdashery to wait for the blizzard end. There several people already at the haberdashery and these eight individuals have to deal with each other until the storm blows over. The problem is Daisy is worth ten thousand dollars dead or alive. That kind of money is tempting for anyone and the next two days at Minnie’s Haberdashery are going to be the most tension filled you have ever seen.

Quentin Tarantino has brought back the Roadshow type movie, where they hand you a program of the movie, have an intermission at the halfway point, and bring back the epic movie. This film has two versions one is the Roadshow version which is just over three hours (187 Minutes) and the general release which I saw (167 minutes). Either way I was completely impressed because this movie does not drag in any way. Tarantino keeps you glued to the screen with incredible dialogue and excellent action. This is a true instant classic that does not follow conventional story telling there are some twist that I just did not expect. The performances are fantastic, with a special nod to Jennifer Jason Leigh who shines throughout this film.

If you can’t handle gory bloody violence then this film is not for you. If you can handle the regular Tarantino gore fest then go see this great film.

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Runtime: 167 Minutes

Production Budget: $44,000,000.

Box Office
Domestic: Not Finished Run Yet.
Worldwide: Not Finished Run Yet.

CC Rating: 9 out of 10

Screenplay: I could not find the screenplay.

Directors’ Previous Movies: Jackie Brown, Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained.

If you liked this try: Reservoir Dogs, Silverado, For A Few Dollars More.